Dutch combat network capabilities to improve with Elbit
Elbit Systems has received contracts with a combined value of about $65 million from the Dutch MoD for additional digital soldier-borne and vehicular systems, as part of a broader Royal Netherlands Army modernisation programme.
The Israeli company announced on 16 December that it will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of ‘improved combat network capabilities’, including TORCH-X dismounted C2 systems and E-LynX software-defined radios systems.
The solutions to be provided under this $50 million, three-year contract are designed to address unique requirements that were presented by the Netherlands Defence Material Organization and field-tested by Royal Netherlands Army troops.
At the same time, Elbit also announced a deal worth about $15 million to provide XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems for the Netherlands Armed Forces.
The initial contract will be performed over a period of two years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders for seven years.
Elbit has already supplied the Royal Netherlands Army with digital soldier systems and network-combat warfare systems.
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